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welcome back to "who wants to be a millionaire." susie lu is off to cornell. it's "off to college week," and--you ready to go? you still have two lifelines. >> mm-hmm. >> you got your "extra help" and the "50/50." so let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] okay, susie, the next step: $30,000. this is your question: if you were restricted to writing it out in segments of 140 characters, how many tweets would you need to fully compose the pledge of allegiance? >> wow. >> okay. "i pledge allegiance to the republic of the united states of america," and that's the first three. "and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." so, that much alone was about 100, and then the next two would be about 200, 300, so i would think it's about--either three or four tweets, and i don't really want
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to go through all of it. >> okay, so, you have two lifelines. you have the 50/50. you also have your "extra help." >> i think i'm gonna use my 50/50 for this. >> final? >> final. >> okay. let's help susie out a little bit here by taking away two incorrect answers, please. >> oh. well. >> is it two or three tweets? >> i think i'd rather not count it out myself, so i'm gonna use my "extra help." >> okay. is that your final? >> final. >> okay, josh, come on down here, buddy. [applause] how you doing? >> good. what's up? okay. >> okay. have you had time to help count back there? >> uh, no. i keep getting lost too. so, how about-- >> how about we use both our fingers and toes, okay? i'll get the hundreds, you get the tens, and i got the ones, okay? >> i got you. >> okay. "i"--space-- "pledge," so p-l-e-d-g-e, space--that's nine. >> mm-hmm. >> "allegiance," so a-l-l-e-g-i-
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a-n-c-e. "i pledge allegiance," space. that's another space. "pledge allegiance to"--space. "the," space. "flag." f-l-a-g. space. "i pledge allegiance to the flag of"--"of." space. "the." space. "of the united states of america." u-n-i-t-e-d, space-- "united states"-- s-t-a-t-e-s. "united states." space. "of...america." a-m-e-r-- "amer-i-ca." "and." a-n-d, space. "and to." "to," space. "the," space.
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"the republic." r-e-p-u-- >> b. >> b-l-i-c. i keep missing letters and words. >> mm-hmm. don't worry. >> "republic." >> i got you. >> "and to the republic," space. "for." f-o-r, space. "for which it stands." w-h-i-c-h, space. "which it," i-t, space. "it stands." s-t-a-n-d-s. "stands." "one," space. n-a-- >> i got it. >> n-a-t-i-o-n-s "one nation." there's no "s" in-- okay, the "s" is a space. "s" is a space. "and to the"-- "one nation, under god." >> mm-hmm. >> u-n-d-e-r. "under." g-o-d.
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space. i forgot a space for the other one, didn't i? it doesn't matter at this point. "under god." i got "under god," right? "under god." space. "individual"? >> "indivisible." >> "indivisible"? >> yep. >> it--how do you spell "indivisible"? >> i-n-d-i-v-i-s-i-b-l-e. >> can you spell that slower? >> okay. [both alternating] >> "i-n-d-i-v..." >> "i-n-d-i-v..." >> "i-s-i-b-l-e." >> "i-s-i-b-l-e." "indivisible." >> "with." or space. >> wait--with a space. wait. "and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all." okay, "with." w-i-t-h. space. "with liberty." l-i-b-e-r-- "li-ber-t-y." space. "liberty and"--a-n-d. "and justice." j-u-s-t-i-c--
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"justice," space. "for all." f... wait. i'll go back. "for"-- >> i got a full set of hands and a half. >> okay, okay, okay. "for all." "liberty and justice for all." that's only, like--that's not even--that's, like, 200, not even. so even with--without the spaces, it wouldn't have been one. like, there's no one, you know what i mean? >> mm-hmm. >> so if there weren't any spaces--okay, we can stop counting. it's about 200, right? >> yeah. >> so--okay, so it's not-- 140--that'll--you can go up to 280 for two tweets, then, even with spaces counted, so we don't need three tweets. >> that's excessive. >> yeah, so-- >> "that's excessive." >> that's--yeah, unless you're like, "space-space-space-space." >> that's the word of the day. >> that's excessive. the counting. [audience laughs] okay. it's--it's so many characters. okay, so, it's about 200 characters. two tweets? two tweets? >> i'll take two tweets. >> i think two tweets.
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so, b, two tweets, final answer. >> after all that, i can't believe it. you got it right. [cheers and applause] all right! >> [inaudible]. [both laughing] >> $30,000. >> we just counted for, like, ten minutes. >> susie, i'm exhausted. [horn blares] that sound means that time is up for today, but you're not going anywhere. you got $30,000. you're one away from $50,000, and you know you're just five away from $1 million. can susie head off to cornell university a millionaire? we're gonna find out. thanks for watching "off to college week." for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [dramatic music] ♪ closed captioning sponsored by: 73% of americans try... ...to cook healthy meals. yet up to 90% fall short in getting key nutrients
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serra was buried. statues toppled with and splattered with paint at the carmel mission basilica. the vandals an also wrote saint after genocide on a rock. many native americans were as opposed to his canonization blaming him for pressing their ancestors. the widespread auto recall triggered by faulty air bags may be getting bigger. seven automakers are being asked about the takata air bag deflators that can explode and spew shrapnel have been blamed for eight deaths and hundreds of injuries. so far more than 19 million vehicles from 11 companies have been recalled. some major changes to our credit cards currently taking place. i actually have two of them this already happened. millions of americans will be receiving these new cards in the mail. >> part because there's a new law requiring cards to contain a computer chip that will make it harder for thieves to steal your information. abc's rebecca jarvis tells us how they work. >> reporter: caught in the act. watch as this fast food attendant swipes this credit card once, and then secretly, a
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second time. to steal a customer's personal information right off the card's magnetic strip. >> skimming is at an all-time high. >> reporter: starting this week, new technology in your credit cards should keep thieves from doing that again, because of this -- a small, metallic chip that holds all your payment data, far more difficult for criminals to copy. >> you'll actually put your card into a little cover. people complain that it takes a little bit longer, but that little bit of lag time is worth it in the long run, so that your data is protected. >> reporter: retailers are also being pushed to upgrade their systems. if they don't, and there's a data breach, they'll likely pay. unlike the old days, where the credit card companies were on the hook, now it's the store. >> exactly. the liability has shifted. >> reporter: some of the credit card benefits are also changing, which makes it a great time to double check fine print and compare the perks, using websites like creditcards.com, bankrate.com and credit karma. >> 1.2 billion of these new
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credit cards with chips have gone out to consumers. the banks say many more will be going out later this year. if you happen to have an old credit card still, you can use it at most retailers, grocery stores and gas stations. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> so a lot of times you have to have a pin now, as well. >> yes. >> this was something my husband just put into our credit cards that i couldn't use it or something. like i don't know the pin. >> that was a smart move. does that work? >> yeah, it works brilliantly actually. >> good move. all right. up next. >> just got married and he does this. >> up next, trevor noah's first episode of "the daily show" as jon stewart's successor. >> and the latest tv star to come out of the closet. it's not who you might think. "the skinny" is next. it's not who
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♪ skinny, so skinny "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ skinny, so skinny >> we're going to start "the skinny" this morning with a new era in late night tv. "the daily show" moving on. without jon stewart. >> last night was the highly anticipated debut of the show's new host, trevor noah. he started with a monologue paying tribute to stewart, then dove right into the debate over comedy central's choosing of him as the successor. >> it turns out that comedy central did ask women to host and the women they asked turned the job down because they all had better things to do and
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clearly knew something i didn't. why didn't they get an american to host? again, comedy central tried and those people also declined. once more a job americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant. >> the rest of the program seemed to follow the familiar "daily show" format. noah turned to the news headlines for punch lines, politics and the pope. delivered some edginess but nobody truly in the crosshairs on the first night. >> he also seemed eager to carry on stewart's torch declaring the war on bs, it will continue. a nod to stewart's final episode. >> u.s. today said a not so great daily show". reviews are a little bit harsh so -- >> it's his first one. >> give him a break. next up, it was a dramatic night in the ballroom on "dancing with the stars." >> you should have seen him with hair and makeup talking about it. >> so reality star kim zolciak and her partner tony were forced to drop out of the competition
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because kim suffered a mini stroke last week. according to the rules, since she couldn't dance because of medical reasons, she had to be eliminated. she explained on skype that her doctor wouldn't clear her to fly. otherwise, she says she would have been there. >> so now to the challenge this week. preparing dance routines based on their favorite tv shows. topping the leaderboard was nick carter and his partner sharna. the pair wowed the judges with their waltz to the theme from "yount "downton abbey" earning a score of 36 out of 40. >> gary busey. >> make it stop. >> did not fare quite, as well. the judges were pleased and appreciated his tribute to the adams family. all partners safe from elimination this week because of kim's withdrawal. i like the teenage mutant ninja turtles. >> that kid did really well. i actually think he's great.
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turning to what's being called the worst kept secret in all of springfield. >> the simpson's character smithers coming out of the closet. the show's executive producer says smither's super loyal assistant to mr. burns will make the big reveal on the show this season. most people in the town already know his sexual orientation but to his boss, it's still a secret. >> apparently smithers will finally get fed up with mr. burns not appreciating him and will consider new options elsewhere. finally, a possible hint for fans of the '80s cult classic, i loved it, "the goonies." one of the film stars is talking about a squeal. >> last night talking about sean aston who played mikey in the 1985 movie took to facebook last night saying. "i have always believed there will be a "goonies" sequel because steven spielberg told me in 1988 that he wanted to make one." >> he insisted the others have given him a reason to believe it's in the works and hopes it gets made sometime in his
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i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. this half hour, the latest this half hour, the latest scientific discovery that's causing quite a stir on this planet. and another one. >> yes, what we're now learning about mars that's truly out of this world. abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it sounds like something sci-fi, but nasa's mars orbiter has seen something only imagined. >> liquid water has been found on mars. the essential incombreed yent of life on the red planet. look closely, during the summer
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month, little rivleets, streaks develop 12 to 15 wide. a football field long. that scientists say is a salty even briney water which disappears in winter. billions of years ago, mars had an ocean. was there life then? and with this discovery, is there life now? >> the discovery really is most exciting because it suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on mars. >> reporter: it could also change a manned mission to mars. water on that planet means that astronauts if they travel to mars may not have to carry water and other resources. >> is this really a break-through for humans to visit mars? >> we could use that water to drink, of course, to break up into its parts, hydrogen and oxygen, breathe the oxygen. hydrogen and oxygen is a great rocket fuel. >> reporter: right now only rofb rovers like curiosity are on the surface of mars. with the discovery of water, a human visit becomes more of a possibility. >> people down here on the original blue planet having fun online with the announcement sharing this very literal take
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on the discovery and then this updated snapshot of the mars rover. in your face, neil armstrong. >> reporter: some people even joking on twitter that it's all an elaborate promo for an upcoming matt damon movie about a mission to mars. >> i've done the math. it checks out. >> for "nightline," i'm david kerley in washington, d.c. >> that's not a promo. >> i think it's a conspiracy. the movie opens october 2nd and now we find life on mars? >> oh, look, look at you. i'm going to go with that's mars. >> i look so short today, like emmanuel lewis on mars. come on. >> was your muscle suit deflated that time? yesterday, you had had the muscles. >> i had the muscles. so now i'm -- >> the helmet was -- but you planted the "world news now" flag up there. >> webster. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth. here are some of the top headlines that we're following for you on "world news now." first of all, a rare face to face meeting with president obama and president putin -- squaring off, dueling speeches, stony glances and icy handshakes. both still far part how to end the blood shed in syria. details straight ahead. donald trump's tax reform plan is being greeted with skepticism from many tax experts they say cutting taxes for middle-income americans will add to the national debt. trump says that won't happen. the former prison employee who helps two murderers escape will serve two years behind bars at least. a tearful joyce mitchell pleaded for mercy during a hearing yesterday saying she made a horrible mistake. it's national coffee day.
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some dunkin' donuts and krispy kreme locations are offering free cups of java for patrons. and mcdonald's. others are cutting prices on their coffee items. those are some of your top stories on then tuesday, september 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we say good tuesday morning to you, everybody. we'll get started with the war of words taking place at the united nations. president obama and russian president vladimir putin taking swipes over syria, all of this on the world stage before retreating behind closed doors. >> a day of awkward formalities and a rare 90-minute meeting as well. the two emerged still at odds over the syrian crisis and its dictator. more details. >> we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a country is violated. >> reporter: fighting words from president obama who took the
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world stage at the u.n. general assembly. hours later, a private face-to-face meeting between mr. obama and russian president vladimir putin. the first of its kind in nearly two years. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. >> reporter: the president insisting syria's leader bashar al assad must first go in order to fight successfully against isis terrorists. vladimir putin disagrees and is now moving forward in the middle east by sending russian military equipment and troops to support assad. no one but president's armed forces and militia are truly fighting terrorists in syria. the war in syria has killed 125,000 people and has forced many others to seek refuge in europe. president obama saying he will
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work with russia but only if the world transitions away from al assad. the president also took the opportunity here at the u.n. general assembly to defend his nuclear deal with iran, something the iranian president also mentioned and supported during his speech. at the u.n. back to you. >> our thanks to carla. now to a major setback for government forces in afghanistan. the taliban has captured the the city of kotus, the first time the insurgents have seized a major urban area since the 2001 u.s.-led invasion. the fast moving assault involving hundreds of fighters took military and intelligence agencies by surprise. at least two people are dead after a typhoon hit taiwan. the storm injured more than 300 people and left hundreds of thousands of people without power or water. roads were flooded by fast-moving water and many trees were knocked down. taiwan's financial markets are shut today because of the typhoon. and bon jovi has even canceled a concert there. so there's also very heavy
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rain in this country in the deep south causing some severe problems. a mudslide in western north carolina destroyed a parking lot. tons of mud and pavement narrowly missed a homeless veteran living on the property saying he heard a noise, grabbed some belongings and fled. no one is injured and there are no reports of vehicles damaged. also, as much as inches of rain fell in mobile, alabama flooding roads and parking lots. cars stalled or damaged. there was significant damage to homes and apartments, even a college dorm as we mentioned, more rain is expected in the gulf region again today. accuweather's molly cochran is tracking the system and its brand-new tropical storm. molly, good morning. >> thanks kendis and kayna. tropical storm joaquin something to keep an eye out. the next couple of days. likely to strengthen over warmer water. feeling impacts along the coast. that does include rough surf and
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rip current threats over next couple days. and one thing to keep in mind, this coastline from the outer banks back towards myrtle beach, this past weekend also felt similar impacts. gusty winds coming our way throughout wednesday. tropical moisture gets funneled right on into the deep south. another dose of heavy downpours and the threat for some flooding problems from mobile into pensacola so prepare for travel delays. get the wet gear ready across the northeast. unsettled weather headed our weather. back to you. >> our thanks to molly there. a scare at new york's jfk airport last evening. an air lingus made an emergency landing with hydraulic problems. boeing 757 came in faster than normal and its brakes overheated. causing a small fire in the landing gear. flight 110 had been bound for shannon, ireland. but turned back after 15 minutes.
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there's some new details now about the death of a new jersey high school football player. he died last friday after taking a couple hard hits during the game. now we know the reason why. abc's gio benitez reports. >> reporter: the high school football team in tears after the shocking and sudden death of its star quarterback, 17-year-old evan murray. >> really, really kind and genuine, genuine kid. he had a good heart. >> reporter: during the game, friends say murray took at least two hard hits. the last hit, right in the stomach. murray walking off the field with help from teammates, but collapsing in the sidelines, then getting up again to give everyone a thumb's up. but just hours later, he would be pronounced dead at the hospital. the autopsy report showing murray died of internal bleeding from a blow to his spleen, which was already enlarged. >> the most frequent cause of an enlarged spleen in someone who's young is a recent mono infection, and a blow to an enlarged spleen can cause massive internal bleeding. >> reporter: it isn't known if murray had mono. but doctors say, if there's any chance your child has mono, they
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should be checked out before playing or practicing because the spleen, when enlarged, can drop below the rib cage and become vulnerable. and now everyone from governor christie of new jersey to the new york jets sending in their condolences. murray's memorial service will be held on wednesday. gio benitez, abc news, washington, new jersey. also now this morning, voek's emission scandal is now the subject of a criminal investigation. prosecutors in germany are looking into the actions of the company's former ceo who resigned in the wake of the scandal. he claims he had no idea that 11 million volkswagen diesels were outfitted with software designed to cheat the emissions tests. your next razor may not have a blade at all. two swedish inventors claim the skarp laser razor, i said it right, will last for 50,000 shaves and doesn't irritate the skin at all. it also doesn't need water.
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americans throw out about 2 billion disposable razors a year which end up in landfills. it's expected to go on sale next march. >> it's got a laser on it you going to give that a go? >> i just joined dollar shave club. >> you're way behind. attention fans an of oreos out there. there's a new flavor to attempt your taste buds. that flavor, is, do you want to give me a drum roll did the video already go? everyone saw it anyway? >> it's cinnabun oreos. the specifics, they are cinnamon flavored cookies with what nabisco called cinnamon bun favored cream. >> pretty straightforward, okay. they'll be in stores next month and so you'll have them really in a few days i guess if you'll be patient. >> you're good at telling jokes.
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reproductive plan questions. the post shared almost 40,000 times. >> even if it feels like not a big deal to you, it might be a really big deal to the person that you're asking. >> reporter: bingham posting a random ultrasound image she found on the internet to catch everyone's attention then writing "this is just a friendly psa that people's productive and procreative plans and decisions are none of your business, ""saying the post was inspired after her friend had to go through a heartbreaking year of fertility treatments only to begin fielding when is baby two coming. within a month of his birth. >> i couldn't believe it. it's none of your business. >> model and fab life co-host chrissy teigen married to john legend opened just last week about that painful question. >> anytime somebody asks me if i'm going to have kids, i'm like
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one day you're going to ask that to the wrong girl. i hate it. stop asking me. >> this issue also hits close to home for bingham who at 33 years old is sick of being asked when she's going to have a baby. >> when they find out i've never been married and i don't have children, the next question is do you want to. it's either insinuated or explicitly said that the clock is ticking. >> reporter: bingham strongly believes no matter who you are, it's a personal question that no one has the right to ask. writing bottom line, whether you're a wannabe grandparent or well-intentioned friend or family member or nosey neighbor, it's absolutely none of your business. >> yeah, so it's none of your business is the whole idea. what she was saying, as well is you can have conversations with people. you can ask them things that allow them to open the door and then tell you about stuff they want to. you never know who you're going to ask the question to that could be the wrong person that could be struggling. >> i agree. be right back. ee. be right back. "world news now" continues
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♪ >> toymakers have really gotten crafty turning playtime into lesson time. our toy insider mom laurie our toy insider mom laurie schacht is here this morning to show us toys that also teach. you call them s.t.e.m toys.
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>> that's exactly. science, technology, engineering and mathematics. >> that's a mouthful. >> it's huge and a huge trend in our toys which is a great thing. we want our toys to be fun. when it teaches concepts like that, it makes it easier for kids to take the skills into the classroom and one day in their future lives. we'll start with construction sets because we knows that construction has always been good for things like logic and problem solving. this is from lego. this is our beautiful tree top hideaway. the elves tree top hideaway. look at the detail. now we're going to talk about a lot of movement in our canopy. look at the bridge in the back. it is a magical -- >> where's the bridge? >> right now it's a staircase. now it's our magic bridge. >> wow. >> back into the staircase. we can even mo move our well up. there's lots and lots of movement. a basically intro to engineering skills, too. let's talk about some technology. all of us love our computers. we're also all getting into the hybrids.
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this is the curiol smart. this is a two in one. we start out as a laptop. the first time we're seeing a windows computer for children and it's under $200. so kids can do anything on this. they can write papers. do homework. we're doing work on our computer because we'll get to that, yes. because we've got microsoft office in here for a year. look what else this is. it's a tablet. yes, they can play games. so this comes preloaded with over $200 worth of apps. games, all kinds of fun stuff because it's not all work. we need to play, too. >> i'm sure they'll do just to play. >> so blocks. you know, we've all seen wooden blocks, but never seen smartie blocks. these are smarty blocks. there's 120 challenges. our younger kids like 5 years old can start playing with this and following simple patterns. but there's 120 different challenges in this.
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it's all about sequencing, math, logic. so they follow the card. and they have to do whatever the card tells them with the blocks. and there's a timer. so kids can time themselves when they're facing the different challenges or face off with their friends. one of the things we're getting excited about is all the 3-d printing. the kids know about it and think about it, one day they'll be able to make their own toys. that day has come. this is our 3-d maker. we have this chamber. we have this gel. you can start making one of these right here if you want. >> i can do whatever that alien toy is. >> that's an alien. i'm going to turn this on just to show you. is this just l.e.d. lights. anything i can fit into this chamber we can turn into some sort of project or toy. you're coloring it. let me just open this up. and what i've done is i've actually taken a plastic water bolt and i've made a bracelet. >> fancy. >> you can do anything.
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you can use the mold. you can find things around the house, anything at all. >> mine looks like a mistake. >> finally, let me talk about this awesome robot. this is the mechano mechanoid. he is amazing. 600 pieces. six motors. when we started coming here today, we were so excited about it, he decided he had something to is a about it. i used his learn intelligent movement mode to preprogram him. >> let's listen. >> i love playing at abc "world news now." >> very cool. it's like wall-e from the movies. >> he's awesome. kids build this whole thing. he talks to the kids and walks them through how to do all of the programming steps. he is amazing. >> very cool. nice toy. i think i might have learned something. here. >> so our thanks to our insider mom laurie schacht for being here. you can find more details on our
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facebook page, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." thank you. these are cool. >> you're welcome. "world news now." thank you. these are cool. >> you're welcome. hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason.
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that looks like this. it's made out of rubber. but i'm going to show you the same thing that looks like real jewelry. this is wise wear. no more rubber bands for fitness track. besides the fashion statement. >> if a professional woman leaves a function and feels unsafe, she taps her bracelet three times and it sends a text message to a loved one of her exact google location. >> this company called sensoria has socks with build in wearable technology that can tell you how far you're running. there's also an anklet that will do the same thing. they also manufacture in shirts with a heart rate monitor built into it and a sports bra, as well. sculpt has come up with a device to not measure not only your muscle fitness but how it's doing after an injury. >> it's the first device that lets you measure how much fat you're losing. it takes about two seconds and tells you your muscle quality and your fat percentage right on the device.
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that lets you see if you're making progress, are you getting stronger, weaker, do you have injury to muscle, are you losing fat where you want to lose it. and finally there's the rufus cuff which might be used by paramedics to save your life. >> if i was a warehouse worker, ems worker, dining hospitality sector dining is big for us, i would be able to take a customer's order on my arm and it would go back to the kitchen. as an ems, i would have all the information relative to you that could save your life. >> reporter: the bearable cons is expected to see what i've season you and much more in the stores in the next few months. this is rick romero reporting. >> i have a fitbit. i just never wear it. >> i have an apple watch. they got me good. that's a useless piece of hardware. >> i don't use it. that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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well, this morning on "world news now," super power showdown. >> president obama and russian president vladimir putin and their political clash over syria at the united nations. their tension and disagreements ahead of more meetings today. extreme weather. the drenching downpours and mud slides in the southeast. today's rainfall and the brand-new tropical storm plus the latest from accuweather. major league fight. that violent outburst caught on camera involving two washington national teammates. now one of them facing serious punishment. good note here. it's national coffee day. find out where to get your caffeine fix free of charge and a new kind of coffee that you can eat? happy day. it is tuesday, september 29th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." >> talk about caffeine chewing gum. a lot to share with you this morning. so, it is tuesday morning. i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan today. >> i'm kendis gibson. you know the whole thing about when you're doing your drinks with somebody else? >> cheers. >> you're going cheers, you're supposed to do it. >> really aggressive. >> you're supposed to do like eye contact. >> that's good luck. >> at what point does it become a loving look as opposed to an adversarial look? >> i don't know. you've got to dig deep into that one. >> adversarial with vladimir putin and the president yesterday when they were doing cheers. >> it wasn't coffee though. it was bubbles. >> and that's where we're starting today with the high stakes face-off at the united nations between president putin and as well as president obama. of course, they were clashing over the tensions with syria and the first formal meetings in two years.
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>> the first formal one. they shared several awkward moments. this is what we're talking about. a glum handshake and this. they're calling it a steely eyed toast. i don't know. they delivered dueling speeches sharply disagreeing on the future of syria's leader. we have more from abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: they're not known for their personal chemistry, but obama and putin did get together for their first formal meeting in two years. the face-to-face was just hours after the two presidents went right avenue each other on the world stage. obama slamming russia's invasion of crimea. >> we cannot stand by when the sovereignty of a nation is flagrantly violated. >> reporter: and vladimir putin, who likes to play tough guy and literally flex his muscles back home, is now making a move in the middle east, sending russian military equipment and troops to support syrian dictator bashar al assad who putin said today is doing more to fight isis than the united states. "no one," putin said, "but
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president assad's armed forces and kurdish militia, are truly fighting terrorists in syria." obama says the opposite. that assad, backed by russia, is himself behind much of the terror. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. >> reporter: president obama has said he's willing to work with russia and even iran to find a solution to the conflict in syria. both nations oppose isis but also support president assad. and though the estimated 300,000 people that have been killed in syria, the overwhelming majority of those deaths have been attributed to president assad's forces, not isis. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. things could get heated on capitol hill today when the head of planned parenthood testifies for the first time since those secretly recorded videos. cecile richards is expected to
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tell lawmakers that donation of tissue from aborted fetuses is a minuscule part of its work providing health services for women. the group has nearly 700 clinics but obtains fetal tissue in less than 1% of them. welling the debate over the play of the day" -- planned parenthood funding had thanned to shut down the government. that doesn't appear likely. the senate easily passed a bill that will keep federal agencies operating through early december. the house is expected to approve the bill and send it to president obama before the wednesday night deadline. experts so far are giving a lukewarm reaction to donald trump's long awaited tax reform plan. some say the wealthiest americans would actually pay less tax, not more. abc's elizabeth hur with the details. >> reporter: amid a shake-up in the race for the gop nomination, front-runner donald trump unveils his tax plan it outing it as simple and fair.
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>> it reduces or eliminates most of the deductions and loopholes available to special interests and to the very rich. >> reporter: according to his plan, there be no federal income tax on individuals earning less than $25,000 a year. or $50,000 for married couples. he says the highest earners will get a tax break from the current rate of nearly 40% to nearly 25%. >> in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune. >> reporter: the announcement comes as the latest poll shows dr. ben carson now trailing trump by just 1%. carly fiorina tied for third with florida senator marco rubio meanwhile on the democratic side, front-runner hillary clinton's lead is also sliding. as for the poll numbers, what's interesting to note here is the same poll shows clinton's lead expanding if you take biden out of the mix. either way, clinton's team says they always expected a tight race. kendis and kayna, back to you. >> okay, elizabeth, thank you so much. cnn saying it will allow vice president biden to participate in the first democratic presidential debate even if he
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decides that day to be a candidate. and this is because biden has already gotten at least 1% of the vote in three polls. that debate is october 13th in las vegas. there was quite a scare for travelers heading to ireland last night. >> an air lingus jet had to return to new york's jfk airport about 15 minutes after takeoff. the boeing 757 reported landing gear door problems and no flaps. the plane came in faster than normal and its brakes overheated causing a small fire in the landing gear. it was quickly extinguished. extreme sports star and tv penalty has been killed in a skydiving accident in california. 39-year-old erik ronner died after striking a tree. during a parachute jump. he was part of the group plating in the opening ceremony of a goal of event. witnesses say he slammed hard into a tree about 30 feet off the ground. once he was brought down, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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the daughter of paul walker is suing porsche over the deadly accident that claimed her father's life. walker was killed nearly two years ago when the porsche he was riding in crashed and burst into flames. his daughter claims the car suffered from numerous design defects including safe guards to protect the people inside. she is seeking unspecified damages from porsche. turning our focus to the weather and the deep south will see more heavy rain to end the month. we're seeing some of this extreme weather's impact. a mudslide in western north carolina destroyed a parking lot. the tons of mud and pavement narrowly missing a homeless veteran living on the property. he heard a noise, grabbed belongings and then fled. no one was injured. there are no reports of vehicles being damaged, as well. as much as eight inches fell in mobile, alabama, causing significant damages to homes and apartments and even a college dorms. many roads and parking lots flooded. blowing and even stalling cars.
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more rain expected in the gulf region again today. accuweather's molly cochran is tracking the system. the brand new tropical storms. good morning, molly. >> thanks, kendis and kayna. we continue to watch tropical storm joaquin likely to strengthen over the next couple of days as it is over some warmer water. either way going to be feeling impacts along the coast, rough surf and rip currents and could bring moisture to the northeast by the later half of the week. tropical moisture gets slurped right on in, like a straw, across the gulf coast, flooding downpours going to be a potential tuesday into wednesday once again. kendis and kayna, back to you. >> molly, thank you. whole foods is cutting 1500 jobs in the next eight weeks. the grocery chain says it's to lower prices and keep up with the competition. most mainstream supermarkets now offer organic foods, as well. whole foods says it expects many worker who's lose their jobs to find others within the company. until now, whole foods was
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considered to be one of the best retailers to work for. >> we certainly do hope they can find jobs within the company. but we have something we can celebrate today. all of us can. you can join us, it's national coffee day. >> yes. >> yea! whoo. >> plenty of chains want you to celebrate with them. let's start with dunkin' donuts where you can get a free medium cup of coffee or iced dark roast today. >> also at mcdonald's some locations are offering free small coffees and the same deal at krispy kreme. >> starbucks is not giving its coffee away for free. shocking. and said it's using national coffee day to launch a new campaign in which the company will have a tree planted for every bag of coffee sold over the next year. seriously? >> i can dig that. >> yay. >> so also, if you don't feel like drinking your coffee because it's way too difficult,
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our friends at coffee day, 8:00 coffee are introducing these, they're actually caffeinated snacks. i preopened mine because i was so excited. they're called coffee fins. it looks like a piece of chocolate. >> yeah, it does. >> i'm curious if it gives you a boost at all. but yeah. >> i'm going to try it. do you want half of this? it's like chocolate all the way through. >> it is chocolate all the way through. >> go for it and an see if you get a boost. >> we'll discuss that later. >> there are many. >> tastes like coffee. >> so three individually wrapped ones are equal to a cup of coffee. >> it's really good. it tastes like chocolate and coffee together. >> we'll see how excited she is by the end of the newscast as a result of this. coming up "the mix," wait till you see how a guy tried to shoplift a power drill. it might it be painful to watch. also ahead to bollywood the amazing actress bringing her talents to america.
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and the major league fight caught on camera, landing a promising player in deep trouble. is his punishment too harsh? >> don't forget to check out our behind the scenes pictures on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." nes pictures on instagram, abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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a woman is in custody after leading police on a wild high speed chase along several
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interstates often driving on the shoulders. speeds reached more than 120 miles an hour. wow. her vehicle flipping it over when she tried to exit a highway. then she ran but didn't get far before the cops can caught her. it all started when a local cop tried to ticket her for going 100 in a 45-mile-an-hour zone. >> wow. turning to sports here on "monday night football," aaron rodgers to randall cobb show. the quarterback hooked up with his favorite receiver. on three touchdowns last night. rodgers hit two others with touchdown passes, as well. the chiefs scored a couple of times late in the game. the score looked a little closer than it really was. green bay wins this one, 38-28. >> yeah, wasn't really all that close at all. >> aaron rodgers is incredible. >> so were the announcers. they were crowning aaron rodgers. >> mvp last year. let's go to baseball now, speaking of mvp and a very
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heated exchange between two teammates. washington nationals possible mvp candidate bryce harper and jonathan papelbon first arguing then papelbon grabbing him by the throat. >> we showed you this video yesterday. they were quickly pulled apart. one of them benched for the rest of the season. here's david wright. >> reporter: a major league brawl. >> papelbon goes after him. >> reporter: bottom of the eighth. tie ball game. bryce harper pops out to left field. and doesn't bother to run quickly to first. >> something going on in the dugout. >> reporter: at the dugout, his teammate, relief pitcher jonathan papelbon, takes issue with that. after a heated exchange, papelbon attacks, grabs harper's neck. masn interviewed the players. >> like brothers fighting. that's what happened. >> the next day, you give each other a hug and say, hey, look, i'm wrong, you're right. >> reporter: but the team evidently sees it differently. >> we've suspended jonathan papelbon for four games without pay. >> reporter: earlier this
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season, papelbon beaned orioles third baseman manny machado. papelbon is out until next year. david wright, abc news, new york. >> and i've got to tell you, i'm a personal friend of bryce harper. i've met bryce at his most raw. i was there, i was there when this shot was taken in las vegas for the espn body issue. he's actually a very, very nice guy. maybe because he didn't have clothes on and didn't have much protecting him. >> are you saying vulnerable? >> he's a nice guy. all right, coming up, one of bollywood's biggest stars now on american tv. meet priyanka chopra. she can't even walk down a street in india without being moved by adoring fans but she's no stranger to the u.s. and the new security feature on credit cards being mailed out all over the country. how they work and what you need to know that might add a little time on your next shopping spree. you're watching "world news now."
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okay. okay. so she just landed the lead on a hit abc show, actress priyanka chopra. >> she is incredible and she's a global mega star. we are up "up all nightline" with abc's nick watt. >> reporter: do you recognize this woman? probably not. not yet anyway. ♪ >> reporter: priyanka chopra is a bollywood superstar, box office gold over there. there are places on this planet she can't walk down the street without being mobbed by adoring fans. she's a kind of indian starlet. >> miss world 1999 is miss india. >> reporter: a one-time miss world. >> absolutely delighted. >> reporter: she sings dances
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and acts in bollywood blockbusters like "dostana." ♪ >> reporter: and now a twist of fate. >> i met kelly lee at a party. >> reporter: and to cut a longer story short, chopra just landed a lead on a big time american network tv show. >> welcome to the fbi academy at quantico. >> i had to work on my american accent very hard. it was very hard for me to roll my "r"s. it took me three days to say okay, alex parish, counter terrorism task force. >> jack-in-the-box. do we have time? >> reporter: chopra did go to high school here. she's not a total fish out of water. although high school here wasn't a happy time. >> well, i had some major like racist issues when i was in school. it really got to me. >> reporter: racist issues like school yard bullying? >> yes, there was this one girl
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who hated me. her name is daneen something. it's because of you i became miss world. i should find you on facebook. she was really evil to me. she hated me and she and her ten girls were like these bad ass girls who would like throw people into the lockers when they walked. >> reporter: chopra's star is rising here in america. crowds are gathering. and an established celebrity elsewhere almost starting anew over here. >> you come here with like very little sort of currency in this country. >> yes. >> how do you -- >> they say america is a land of dreams. and i've come here with wanting to be the best that i can be. >> reporter: aim high. the face of a primetime network show, there's one thing i know for sure about priyanka chopra, she's not afraid of anything. i'm nick watt for "nightline," los angeles. >> i just love her.
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so you can be a business boy wonder! ♪ fix stomach trouble fast with pepto. okay. welcome back. time for the mix. and i want to introduce you to russia's newest opera star. the newest soprano singer. >> good. >> kidding. this guy's a shoplifter. this happens in russia. he brazenly grabbed a power drill and shoplifted it by sticking it in his pants. >> wait. >> he's not happy to see you. that's a power drill in his pants. >> he needs to get a pair of sweats or something. >> he walks out of there. they didn't notice it at the time. but when they went back and looked at their surveillance footage, they noticed him and sent this video out. it became viral. police arrested him a day later.
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no word whether they found him in the hospital or whether he was singing soprano at that point. >> that's good. i feel like they probably watched that video and laughed for a very long time. hot air balloons. you've seen them, right? >> yeah. >> we want to show you one that looks very, very different. it's upside down. seriously if you didn't know this was okay, wouldn't you be freaking out? this is in las vegas, by the way. >> yeah. >> yes, there's aliens. no, so the balloon captured so much attention obviously because of the reason why it scares me. it's upside down. they called metro police in advance. it's complete with an inverted writing so it's built like that. has a cabin on the top and an upside down cabin on the top and the real one is on the bottom. >> only in vegas. so a few weeks ago, we were talking about keurig and how they were introducing a new machine that allows you to make campbells soup in the keurig. now they're doing something different. they have a new machine about
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$369 that allows you to make soda. the keurig soda. >> isn't it cheaper just to buy soda? >> the machine stands apart from previous carbonated and cold brew machines like soda stream and uses something called cold pods and it doesn't have all the need for the co2 canisters. voila. >> still about the same size. who doesn't want to see a dog on a surfboard? i don't have pictures of tater on a surfboard. at huntington beach, california, they took all the dogs out and they went surfing. it's so stinking cute. i can get tater on a paddle board. but i'm just learning to surf myself. so this is really impressive. they're trying to raise awareness for shelters in the area and saying, you know, not all dogs love to surf, but some of them are pretty darn good at it. in california, l.a. county, you're not allowed to have your dogs on the beach. when they open days like that, it's really cool. that's the news for this
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this morning on "world news now," the political promise from republican front-runner donald trump as polls tighten up even more, trump reveals specifics about who will get a tax break and who will not. an emotional apology. she helped two murderers break out of prison. her promise and her tearful words to her husband and a judge. and new this half hour. mayhem on the streets blamed on a monkey. >> the adventure outside of his owner's home. how he ate his neighbor's mail, made a mess of a patrol car. we'll show you how that ended. and replacing jon stewart on "the daily show." trevor noah's first night at the anchor desk. so how did he do? that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, september 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> and we say good tuesday morning to you, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm kayna whitworth. it's just not monday anymore. >> so hallelujah to that. it is still the united nations general assembly here in new york city. so that means traffic is beautiful right about now. >> don't go anywhere on the east side for 30 minutes, right? >> yeah, it's a little bit crazy around these parts. in the political world, it's crazy still. >> anytime you have donald trump i feel like in the ring, you're going to add a little bit of that. we start with the details of his tax reform plan this morning a plan he says will cost him a fortune as a wealthy business owner. >> trump would slash taxes for the middle class and some of the working poor wouldn't pay any at all he says. it's your voice, your vote. we'll get the details from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: some real details
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from donald trump. >> this is my wheelhouse. that's what i do well. the economy is what i do well. >> reporter: trump promising to eliminate income taxes entirely for more than half the country. anyone making less than $25,000 and couples earning less than $50,000 would pay no taxes at all. trump would also offer sweeping tax cuts for businesses which he says will create jobs. and slash tax rates for the wealthiest americans. and who does trump want to pay for it all? some of the richest people on wall street. >> those are the hedge fund folks that i've been talking about for quite awhile. they make a lot of money. >> reporter: trump says they will lose some of their tax deductions and he will also close other tax loopholes that benefit the rich. >> in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune, which is actually true. >> reporter: but does that part of the plan sound republican? trump asked about it on "60 minutes." >> well, i'm a pretty good republican, but i will tell you this -- i do have some differences. i don't want to have certain people on wall street get away with paying no tax. >> reporter: defending himself again. >> we're lowering taxes very substantially.
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we're simplifying and we're getting rid of deductions that are actually obsolete. >> reporter: trump's tax plan comes as his lead in the polls shrinks and he faces new attacks from senator marco rubio. >> i'm not interested in the back and forth, to be a member or a part of his freak show. >> reporter: i asked trump about rubio's choice of words. senator rubio described your campaign as a freak show. you take a lot of pride in your campaign. >> look, look. senator rubio is a lightweight. we understand that. he wouldn't be able to do this. he wouldn't know a trade deal from any other deal. >> reporter: rubio had no comment on trump's tax plan and neither did fiorina. both candidates now on the rise. some prominent anti-tax crusaders praising the trump plan, but hillary clinton blasting it, calling it a huge tax break for billionaires and many wondering how trump will pay for all of it. tom llamas, abc news, new york. we move now to the high tensions at the united nations. president obama and russian president vladimir putin squaring off over the chaos in syria. the two leaders sat down privately for 90 minutes, their
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first formal meetings in two years and described as business-like and constructive. but they failed to reach common ground on the fate of syrian leader bashar al assad voicing their differences in dueling speeches before the u.n. general assembly. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. >> president obama insists assad must go while putin says assad is doing more to fight isis than the united states. still, mr. obama says he's open to working with russia and iran on ending the war in syria. a conservative california lawmaker says he wants to be the speaker of the house when john boehner steps down next would. ten term congressman kevin mccarthy is widely considered the front-runner. he made his candidacy public yesterday. he's already been endorsed by boehner. florida congressman daniel webster also wants the job.
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a fellow republican who can't wait for boehner to leave is ted cruz. cruz took to the senate floor for an hour last night to the blast boehner's leadership accusing him of working with the democrats, among other things. his senate colleagues then refused to give cruz yet another hour to speak. well, former house speaker dennis hastert is seeking a plea deal. that would keep private potentially embarrassing details about hush money payments he allegedly agreed to make. it's reported the $3.5 million would have kept a former student quiet about sexual abuse while hastert was a high school wrestling coach several decades ago. a former new york state prison employee will serve at least two years behind bars for helping two killers escape. joyce mitchell broke down as she pleaded with a judge for mercy. abc's linzie janis reports from outside the courthouse. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: joyce kelly mitchell sobbing in sort, promising to wear an ankle
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bracelet for the rest of her life if she can go home to her family. >> i'm hoping you will have mercy on me, your honor, no words can explain how deeply sorry i am. >> reporter: the former prison tailor shop worker insisting she only helped two convicted murderers escape, smuggling them hacksaw blades hidden in hamburger meat, because they threatened to kill her husband lyle. >> i could not let anything happen to my husband and family. i love them all so much. >> reporter: the judge didn't buy it. >> your husband's life would not have been more in danger by exposing the plot to escape. >> reporter: lyle mitchell arriving in court, standing by his wife, even after learning she may have been in on that alleged plot to kill him. visibly upset as his wife was sentenced to up to seven years behind bars. the district attorney says mitchell got off easy. with good behavior, she could be out in just two years. linzie janis, abc news, plattsburg, new york. well, the death of a high school football player in new jersey has been ruled an
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accident following an autopsy. >> 17-year-old evan murray died last friday night after taking a hard hit during the game. the autopsy found his death was the result of massive internal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen, which was found to be abnormally enlarged. murray's wake will be held tomorrow. researchers say that lowering the drinking age might cut down on binge drinking at colleges. a medical journal says lowering the drinking age reduces the urge to binge in secret but there are other consequences to this. first of all, they say there are more high school dropouts reported. they found the dropout rate goes up when the minimum drinking age is 18. apple is reporting record sales of its new iphone 6s and 6s plus. the company says it sold more than 13 million during the first weekend that they were available. that's up by the way 30% from last year's iphone 6 launch. but the biggest reason for the difference is the new phones
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went on sale right away in china which is one of their biggest markets. last year china had to wait an entire month. and facebook is back up and running overnight. hallelujah. did you shelter in place? >> i didn't even know. >> some users couldn't reach the social network for about 40 minutes yesterday afternoon. it was the third outage in three weeks. facebook says it was a configuration issue. it affected users in north america. >> our producers were saying so then people had to talk to each other. >> wouldn't know what that's like. >> oh, my gosh. okay. so there's this neighborhood near orlando, florida. it's back to normal this morning following a walk on the proverbial wild side. >> yeah, that walk came courtesy of zeke the monkey, who escaped his enclosure yesterday morning, then ran around wreaking some basically harmless havoc. he hung out on a police car. >> that looked like it was in is fast forward. >> swung on a sign and even ate
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some mail business as usual according to one wildlife official. >> just a monkey being a monkey. i think it tore some of the molding off of one of the patrol cars. it wasn't like it was aggressive, didn't bite anybody. just playing basically. >> just playing. just monkey being a monkey. police tried to catch zeke. but when his owner returned home, zeke jumped into his arms. one neighbor called it a peaceful surrender. >> was he waving a white flag at the time? or did he eat that too? >> he probably ate the white flag. >> i feel like they glossed over it. "and he ate their mail." >> i was reading one of the quotes from the police down there. they were saying their officers are prepared for absolutely everything, but this was a completely different situation. he's drinking water. kind of hanging out. >> isn't it more of like gator territory or something like that? >> it is. but it's everything. >> wow. >> in florida. coming up in "the skinny," medical drama on "dancing with the stars" and confirming a poorly kept secret on "the simpsons." also ahead, the significant
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splattered with paint at the carmel mission basilica. the vandals an also wrote saint after genocide on a rock. many native americans were as opposed to his canonization blaming him for oppressing their ancestors. the widespread auto recall triggered by faulty air bags may be getting bigger. seven automakers are being asked about the takata air bag deflators that can explode and spew shrapnel have been blamed for eight deaths and hundreds of injuries. so far more than 19 million vehicles from 11 companies have been recalled. some major changes to our credit cards currently taking place. i actually have two of them this already happened. millions of americans will be receiving these new cards in the mail. >> part because there's a new law requiring cards to contain a computer chip that will make it harder for thieves to steal your information. or so we're told. abc's rebecca jarvis tells us how they work. >> reporter: caught in the act. watch as this fast food attendant swipes this credit card once, and then secretly, a second time. to steal a customer's personal
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information right off the card's magnetic strip. >> skimming is at an all-time high. >> reporter: starting this week, new technology in your credit cards should keep thieves from doing that again, because of this -- a small, metallic chip that holds all your payment data, far more difficult for criminals to copy. >> you'll actually put your card into a little cover. people complain that it takes a little bit longer, but that little bit of lag time is worth it in the long run, so that your data is protected. >> reporter: retailers are also being pushed to upgrade their systems. if they don't, and there's a data breach, they'll likely pay. unlike the old days, where the credit card companies were on the hook, now it's the store. >> exactly. the liability has shifted. >> reporter: some of the credit card benefits are also changing, which makes it a great time to double check fine print and compare the perks, using websites like creditcards.com, bankrate.com and credit karma. >> 1.2 billion of these new credit cards with chips have
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gone out to consumers. the banks say many more will be going out later this year. if you happen to have an old credit card still, you can use it at most retailers, grocery stores and gas stations. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> so a lot of times you have to have a pin now, as well. >> yes. >> this was something my husband just put into our credit cards that i couldn't use it or something. like i don't know the pin. >> that was a smart move. does that work? >> yeah, it works brilliantly actually. >> good move. all right. up next. >> just got married and he does this. >> up next, trevor noah's first episode of "the daily show" as jon stewart's successor. >> and the latest tv star to come out of the closet. it's not who you might think. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" con
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> we're going to start "the skinny" this morning with a new era in late night tv. "the daily show" moving on. without jon stewart. >> last night was the highly anticipated debut of the show's new host, trevor noah. he started with a monologue paying tribute to stewart, then dove right into the debate over comedy central's choosing of him as the successor. >> it turns out that comedy central did ask women to host and the women they asked turned the job down because they all had better things to do and
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clearly knew something i didn't. why didn't they get an american to host? again, comedy central tried and those people also declined. once more a job americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant. >> the rest of the program seemed to follow the familiar "daily show" format. noah turned to the news headlines for punch lines, politics and the pope. delivered some edginess but nobody truly in the crosshairs on the first night. >> he also seemed eager to carry on stewart's torch declaring the war on bs, it will continue. a nod to stewart's final episode. >> "usa today" said a not so great "daily show." reviews are a little bit harsh so -- >> it's his first one. >> give him a break. next up, it was a dramatic night in the ballroom on "dancing with the stars." >> you should have seen him with hair and makeup talking about it. >> so reality star kim zolciak and her partner tony were forced to drop out of the competition
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because kim suffered a mini stroke last week. according to the rules, since she couldn't dance because of medical reasons, she had to be eliminated. she explained on skype that her doctor wouldn't clear her to fly. otherwise, she says she would have been there. >> so now to the challenge this week. preparing dance routines based on their favorite tv shows. topping the leaderboard was nick carter and his partner sharna. the pair wowed the judges with their waltz to the theme from "downton abbey" earning a score of 36 out of 40. >> gary busey. >> make it stop. >> did not fare quite, as well. the judges were pleased and appreciated his tribute to the addams family. all partners safe from elimination this week because of kim's withdrawal. i like the teenage mutant ninja turtles. >> that kid did really well. i actually think he's great. turning to what's being
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called the worst kept secret in all of springfield. >> the simpson's character smithers coming out of the closet. the show's executive producer says smither's super loyal assistant to mr. burns will make the big reveal on the show this season. most people in the town already know his sexual orientation but to his boss, it's still a secret. >> apparently smithers will finally get fed up with mr. burns not appreciating him and will consider new options elsewhere. finally, a possible hint for fans of the '80s cult classic, i loved it, "the goonies." one of the film stars is talking about a squeal. >> last night talking about sean aston who played mikey in the 1985 movie took to facebook last night saying. "i have always believed there will be a "goonies" sequel because steven spielberg told me in 1988 that he wanted to make one." >> he insisted the others have given him a reason to believe it's in the works and hopes it gets made sometime in his lifetime.
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>> a note to sean astin, don't drink and facebook. this is my psa today.
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i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. this half hour, the latest scientific discovery that's causing quite a stir on this planet. and another one. >> yes, what we're now learning about mars that's truly out of this world. abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it sounds like something sci-fi, but nasa's mars orbiter has seen something only imagined. >> liquid water has been found on mars. the essential ingredient of life on the red planet. look closely, during the summer months, little rivulets, streaks
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develop 12 to 15 feet wide, a football field long. that scientists say is a salty even briney water which disappears in winter. billions of years ago, mars had an ocean. was there life then? and with this discovery, is there life now? >> the discovery really is most exciting because it suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on mars. >> reporter: it could also change a manned mission to mars. water on that planet means that astronauts if they travel to mars may not have to carry water and other resources. >> is this really a break-through for humans to visit mars? >> we could use that water to drink, of course, to break up into its parts, hydrogen and oxygen, breathe the oxygen. hydrogen and oxygen is a great rocket fuel. >> reporter: right now only rovers like curiosity are on the surface of mars. with the discovery of water, a human visit becomes more of a possibility. people down here on the original blue planet having fun online with the announcement sharing this very literal take on the discovery and then this updated snapshot of the mars
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rover. >> in your face, neil armstrong. >> reporter: some people even joking on twitter that it's all an elaborate promo for an upcoming matt damon movie about a mission to mars. >> i've done the math. it checks out. >> for "nightline," i'm david kerley in washington, d.c. >> that's not a promo. >> i think it's a conspiracy. the movie opens october 2nd and now we find life on mars? >> oh, look, look at you. i'm going to go with that's mars. >> i look so short today, like emmanuel lewis on mars. come on. >> was your muscle suit deflated that time? yesterday, you had the muscles. >> i had the muscles. so now i'm -- >> the helmet was -- but you planted the "world news now" flag up there. >> webster. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. two decades.
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making news in america this morning, developing overnight, a tropical storm forming, the east coast on alert as the system slowly churns in the atlantic, plus, severe flooding from another storm system in the south. we're tracking it all. tax plan. donald trump's ambitious proposal to cut taxes for millions of people and another candidate calling trump's campaign a freak show. we're live in washington. well, high-speed chase, a car weaving in and out of traffic over 100 miles an hour then a wild crash and a foot chase, all of it caught on camera. and a pet running amok chewing on mail and a police cruiser. the monkey on the lam.

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